Which path do we want to be on? | The Daily Star

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Published: 13Jan2023
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January 12, 2022 | Aftabuddin Ahmed, a current MPP student, stated that this year will define whether Bangladesh can preserve its institutional ambitions towards being a liberal democracy. This brand of political illiberalism, methodically and deliberately camouflaged by ruling elites under the aegis of economic growth, indicated that there is enough apprehension surrounding Bangladesh signing a death warrant for democratic practices. 

"The Bangladeshi public deserves to vote in free, fair and credible elections – and it is the moral and constitutional duty, predominantly of the ruling party, to facilitate this." he said. 

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